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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Transforming Education – Starting the Dialogue

As we prepare for the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC) 2012 presentation, we have received questions, what is the WAIC 2012? What is AI? What is the World Conference? Why in Belgium? What will the presentation include? Where is Bibb County? What happened at the Bibb County Schools Summit? We know many of you are interested in this conference and what to know more – this is fantastic news. This is the first conference that we are attending. We are so grateful for the opportunity to be selected as presenters! …

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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
School District Engages 4,300 in Creating Future Through Appreciative Inquiry

The Macon Miracle initiative to be shared during global AI conference
Participants at the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC) will have the opportunity to learn about the largest known face-to-face Appreciative Inquiry summit held in a school district in Macon, Georgia.
Called the Macon Miracle, the Bibb County School District used Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to bring together 4,300 people in creating its strategic plan.
Dr. Romain Dallemand, superintendent of the district, championed the effort. He was hired in February, 2011, and wanted to design a new educational system with the community’s collaborative efforts.
The …

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[10 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘No Child Left Behind’ Celebrates its 10th Birthday. Good? Bad? Indifferent?

Earlier this week I came across an article written by Sol Stern, an author for The Daily Beast, titled, “Still ‘Lying to Children’: How No Child Left Behind Corrupted Education”. In the article, Stern discusses the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) – enacted 10 years ago this week. He states that, “Expecting all students to be college ready is a hopeless utopian goal that inevitably produces test-score inflation and bad results”.
Jim Pulliam, the Vice President of Company of Experts and a former community college president, is passionate about student …

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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Provosts Worry Department Chairs Do Not Receive Enough Training

Inside Higher Ed, the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education recently posted an article on their blog titled, “Memo to Chairs: Provosts Feel Your Pain” that revealed that provosts are worried that they provide too little training to Department Chairs.
Author: Doug Lederman on November 8, 2011
Source: Inside Higher Ed
It sometimes seems as if everyone on campuses is at odds with everyone else. Senior administrators complain about intransigent faculty members. Professors gripe about their presidents’ excessive compensation. And as economic tensions worsen on many campuses, …

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